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Agreed Position is roadmap prepared after consulting Naga people, says WC-NNPG

By EMN Updated: Apr 11, 2022 10:18 pm

Dimapur, April 11 (EMN): The Working Committee, Naga National Political Groups (WC-NNPG) on Monday stated that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s address in Hindi when the Framework Agreement (FA) was signed with the NSCN (IM) in 2015 “laid bare what FA was all about”.

It claimed that when Modi shook Th Muivah’s hand at the event, the latter and his group was welcomed into the “national mainstream”, trampling the value of Naga sovereignty, integration, flag and constitution.

“There was no protest during or after the function and as days turned into weeks, months and years, absurd interpretation of FA is being shoved down the throat of Nagas but there is just one truth. The people have seen and heard enough,” read a statement issued by media cell of WC-NNPG.

It claimed that there is no space fool or be fooled between the WC-NNPG and the government of India (GoI) as the Agreed Position, which was signed in 2017, was endorsed by “Naga tribes, customary institutions, the church and apex civil societies” and consulted with the Ahoms, Meiteis, Kukis and tribal leaders in Arunachal Pradesh.

The WC-NNPG stated that the negotiated status paper is not its achievement but a common property of Naga tribes, which makes Agreed Position different.

“One (FA) is a non-inclusive secret document without a political or administrative blueprint. The other (Agreed Position) is a transparent, practical roadmap prepared in consultation with the Naga people and for the Naga people. The endorsement of all sections of Nagas assured, the official announcement from the GoI to begin an enduring peaceful co-existence is now the uncompromising demand of the Naga people,” it stated.

It went on to take a jibe at NSCN (IM) leaders, saying that ‘their sole purpose of existence appear to be to condemn and malign Dr. SC Jamir, RN Ravi, WC convener N Kitovi Zhimomi and other Naga leaders’.

By EMN Updated: Apr 11, 2022 10:18:15 pm